The 45th session of the Statistical Commission is scheduled to be held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York from 4 to 7 March 2014. It will take place in Conference Room 2 in the newly renovated Secretariat Building.
This seminar series (held weekly on Wednesday’s) will synthesize the large (but scattered) existing information about the value of ecosystem services and natural capital and present it in a form useful for ecologists, economists, policy makers, and the general public. It will also be helpful in valuing natural capital in 'green' national accounting systems which are currently being proposed in many countries. Open to all.
This conference aims to highlight the business case for ecosystem valuation and show why companies should begin now to measure and value their natural capital. Representatives from companies such as the Otto Group will showcase their work and motivation while experts from initiatives such as the TEEB for Business Coalition will report about the progress being made on the methods and frameworks of ecosystem valuation.
Natural Capital Accounting: A tool for policy and development decision making and implementation - the WAVES approach
This event, organized by the World Bank Group, United Kingdom, Colombia and other partners, will take place on the sidelines of the seventh session of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).